Oscar Actors: Portman, Natalie as Jackie Kennedy

Natalie Portman portrays the iconic First Lady in Pablo Larrain’s interesting biopic, Jackie.
Natalie Portman received her second Oscar nomination and first Best Actress win for her performance in Darren Aronofsky’s critically acclaimed Black Swan.

For her role, Portman also received a Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics’ Choice Award.

Portman has starred in over twenty-five films, including Luc Besson’s The Professional (1994), Garden State, Closer (Oscar nomination and Golden Globe Award in the supporting category), V For Vendetta, My Blueberry Nights, The Other Boleyn Girl, Brothers, No Strings Attached, Thor, and Knight of Cups, to name a few.

Additionally, she starred in George Lucas’ Star wars: Episode I, II and III, the prequels to the wildly popular Star Wars trilogy which rank among the top-grossing films ever produced.

She has completed work on several upcoming films, including the Rebbecca Zlotowski’s  Planetarium opposite Lily Rose-Depp, and Alex Garland’s highly anticipated second feature, Annihilation, for Paramount.

She is also attached to star in a biopic of Ruth Bader Ginsberg (On The Basis Of Sex).

On stage, Portman starred in Mike Nichol’s Shakespeare in the Park production of The Seagull, opposite Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and Philip Seymour Hoffman, as well as in James Lapine’s Broadway production of The Diary Of Anne Frank.

Portman has also taken on a variety of roles behind the lens. She wrote, directed, produced, and starred in A Tale of Love and Darkness, based on the memoir by Amos Oz, which premiered internationally at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and in North America at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Additionally, she wrote and directed Eve, starring Lauren Bacall, Ben Gazzara, and Olivia Thirlby, which premiered at the 2008 Venice Film Fest.

She also wrote and directed a short film for New York, I Love You, about a day in the life of a father and daughter in Central Park.

Portman also served as a producer in the recently released documentary The Seventh Fire about a group of Native American gang members, in addition to producing the upcoming Eating Animals, based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer.